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  • Beyer Leads 20+ Representatives Seeking FBI Scrutiny Of Ivanka Trump’s Security Clearance
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer today led over 20 Representatives in requesting answers from the FBI about possible discrepancies on Ivanka Trump’s SF-86 form, which she was required to complete when she obtained a security clearance earlier this year. Their letter noted that the SF-86 requires the declaration of foreign contacts, meetings, and business interests by the clearance holder’s spouse and siblings. The Representatives asked whether Ivanka Trump properly disclosed her own meetings and contacts, as well... Read more

  • Beyer Urges FERC To Allow More Public Input, Improve Protection of Environment and Appalachian Trail Following Mountain Valley Pipeline Analysis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) raising a series of issues with the Commission’s review process for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. Beyer noted deficiencies with FERC’s review process in the area of public feedback and transparency, and urged the Commission to issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public comment. Beyer wrote: “I find FERC’s recent decision to issue the FEIS for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipe... Read more

  • Beyer Introduces Amendment to Block Trump-Putin Election Hacking Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Rep. Don Beyer introduced an amendment this morning to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, that would block the federal government and Trump administration from implementing any cyber agreement the President made with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. “Donald Trump’s proposal to form a ‘cyber security unit’ with Putin is a terrible idea that would immediately jeopardize American cybersecurity,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Trump must acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 election a... Read more

  • Jared Kushner Must Resign. If He Will Not, He Should Be Fired.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Following Donald Trump Jr.’s statement that he, former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, and Trump son-in-law and Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner met in June of 2016 with a Russian lawyer connected to Vladimir Putin for the purpose of receiving damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement: “Jared Kushner is a Senior Adviser to the President of the United States, and as such should be held to the high... Read more

  • Beyer, Connolly Call On Department of Homeland Security To Grant Asylum To Syrian Human Rights Advocate Dr. Radwan Ziadeh
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virginia Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly issued the following statement today on the case of Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, currently under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security: “The Department of Homeland Security's announcement that it intends to deny asylum to Virginia resident Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, a Syrian legal scholar and human rights advocate, is completely nonsensical. Dr. Ziadeh was accused of engaging in terrorist activity after helping arrange peace conferences that wer... Read more

  • Beyer, Rutherford Lead Bipartisan Group Of Over 100 Representatives Urging Interior Secretary Zinke To Halt Seismic Airgun Blasting In the Atlantic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Rutherford (R-FL) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging an immediate halt to the permitting process for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. The letter was signed by a bipartisan group of 103 Representatives. The Representatives wrote: “This decision to move forward with permits for seismic airgun surveys for subsea oil and gas deposits puts at risk the vibrant Atlantic Coast economies dependent on health ocean ecos... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Honors Alexandria First Responders
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer met this morning with officers from the Alexandria Police Department and paramedics from the Alexandria Fire Department who responded to the mass shooting at Eugene Simpson Memorial Park earlier this month. He also spoke with Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, who assisted local law enforcement in the response that morning. Beyer presented the first responders with a framed copy of his Congressional Record statement honoring their bravery and that of the Capitol Poli... Read more

  • Beyer Leads 70+ Representatives In Push To Extend Comment Period For Waters of the United States Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and a group of over 70 Members of Congress today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to extend the comment period to revise or rescind the Clean Water Rule. Their letter noted that the previous Clean Water Rule’s comment period included substantial outreach efforts to solicit input from stakeholders and the public, and lasted over 200 days, whereas Pruitt afforded the new rule only 30 days for public comment. The Representatives asked f... Read more

  • Rep. Don Beyer, Former FCC Chair Wheeler, General Counsel Sallet Discuss Net Neutrality’s Future With Large Audience In Arlington Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer and special guests Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Jonathan Sallet, former FCC General Counsel held a town hall discussion on the future of net neutrality last night in Arlington, Virginia. The event was attended by over 200 people, many of whom came armed with deep knowledge of FCC policy and complex questions about next steps for FCC’s proposed changes for regulation of broadband internet. “Without strong net neutrality protection... Read more

  • Beyer on Clean Water Rule Repeal: “Clearer and Clearer… That Pruitt Considers Environment Protection an Inessential Component of His Job”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement today in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announcement of an upcoming proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule: “With every new act to loosen protections for clean air and, today, clean water, it becomes clearer and clearer that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt considers environmental protection an inessential component of his job. The Clean Water Rule protects public health and natural resources, which ... Read more